Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Stand by me (1986)- Will Wheaton , River Phoenix
So before I become sappy , I'd like to go back into the virtues of the film . Many regard Stand By Me as the best coming of age film there is , I don't know about that , the classic Rebel without a cause absolutely rules that genre but I can see where most people are coming from . Will Wheaton as the main character is great in his role , although he is no match against the intensity of River Phoenix who plays his best friend , even at a young age there are already hints of greatness with this boy . I believe that if he had lived through his prime , he would most probably be clutching an academy award by now . The other stand out in this movie is Kiefer Sutherland in a douche bag role , why is he so amazing in douche bag roles? I mean I've see him in 24 , he's good as a hero , but not as good or half as amazing when he plays the douche . The story is also quite beautiful and well written , all the characters were given their own moment to shine , or show their flaws and vulnerabilities . And how the cinematography captured the landscape is just pure artistry . All in all this movie is brilliant , no other way to describe it... It is genuine and inspiring, a great movie to watch.
Watch Trailer Here